20141126-students-toronto.jpg

Toronto ranked 9th best city in the world to be a student

Toronto is one of the best cities in the world to be a student according to a new report in the Guardian. In a global ranking of student-friendly cities, our fair town comes in at an impressive ninth, up four spots from last year's report. Other cities to make the top 10 include Paris, Melbourne, London, Sydney, Hong Kong, Boston, Tokyo, Montreal, and Seoul.

The primary factors measured in the study were affordability, desirability, academic standards and job prospects. The brief writeup devoted to Toronto indicates that our high ranking has much to do with the desirability metric. That makes sense given how well the city tends to fare in global livability rankings and the like. It might, however, come as surprise to York U students making the positively bone-chilling walk between Vanier and Stong.

Photo by Jason Cook in the blogTO Flickr pool.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Trucker convoy might not get the $5 million it raised to protest vaccine mandates in Canada

Woman surprised after snow penguin mysteriously appears in front of Toronto house

Pilot project allowing people in Toronto to keep pet chickens could soon end forever

Only 1 in 10 Canadians consider themselves happy lately

Dashcam captures Ontario driver nearly crashing into truck while passing snow plow

Someone created a map highlighting all of Toronto's gargoyles and grotesques

It's about to feel like -30 C in Toronto as city plunges into deep cold snap

Toronto parking lots being cleared of snow as sidewalks and bike lanes ignored